WRENTHAM — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to announce that King Philip Regional High School has been recognized by Special Olympics Massachusetts as an official Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified Champion School.
Special Olympics Massachusetts honored King Philip’s commitment to inclusion by awarding the school with a certificate for its continuous efforts to provide opportunities and activities for all. The school was honored for embodying what it means to be a Unified Champion School through unified sports, inclusive youth leadership programs and whole-school engagement.
“We strive to provide effective activities that equip our students with the tools and training needed to create a community that welcomes everyone,” King Philip High School Principal Lisa Mobley said.
King Philip has joined the ranks of 26 other Unified Champion Schools in Massachusetts. The schools have been invited to continue their community-wide efforts of inclusion and apply for national recognition as a Unified Champion School in the spring.
“King Philip aims to be a leader in acceptance and embracing our differences,” Superintendent Zinni said. “Our goal is to foster a climate of understanding in our schools where students with disabilities feel welcomed and included.”